[ UK /ˈa‍ʊ‍əz/ ]
[ US /ˈaʊɝz, ˈaʊɹz/ ]
  1. an indefinite period of time
    they talked for hours
  2. a period of time assigned for work
    they work long hours
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How To Use hours In A Sentence

  • It might as well be closed, because in many American hospitals you're simply shooed from the windowsill after you've been nursed back to health (usually in 72 hours or less), and you're expected to "fly" on your own. Mark Lachs, M.D.: Care Transitions: The Hazards of Going In and Coming Out of the Hospital
  • He came back hours later clothes ragged, an excited look on his face.
  • The question, which has been eating at Matthews for several years, is gnawing on him a couple of hours later as he decompresses at a party at Spago in Beverly Hills.
  • The baby was born with a heart problem and only survived for a few hours.
  • Inhuman hours, back-stabbing competition, abuse by superiors; it's all familiar now.
  • As it was, we spent a couple of sweltering hours there and left.
  • I set the alarm clock for a quarter to midnight, and settled down for a couple of hours sleep.
  • Now comes the news that her shifty lawyer father has only 48 hours to raise a lot of money or face financial ruin and imprisonment.
  • The four of us stayed for a couple of nights in the Rest House at Takoradi, which gave us a few hours to walk the beaches and paddle in the ocean, and to luxuriate in the fresh sea breezes after the heavy atmosphere of the interior.
  • The rest of the explanation seeps out gradually as midnight melts into the early hours. Times, Sunday Times
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